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Sri Ramanathaswami temple

Moolavar : Ramanathaswami
Urchavar : Somaskanda with Nandhi vahan
Amman / Thayar : Sarivar Kuzhali
Thala Virutcham : Mahizham, Shenbagam
Theertham : Ramatheertham
Agamam / Pooja : Kameekam
Old year : 1000-2000 years old
Historical Name : Ramanatheeswaram
City : Tirukannapuram
District : Tiruvarur
State : Tamil Nadu


   The temple is praised in the Thevaram hymns of Saint Gnanasambandar.This is the 77th Shiva temple on the southern bank of Cauvery praised in Thevaram hymns


   Maha Shivrathri in February-March and Aipasi Annabishekam and Skanda Sashti in October-November are the festivals celebrated in the temple

Temple's Speciality:

   Lord of the temple is a swayambumurthy. It is noteworthy that a Jyothi will be visible on the Linga when abishek is performed

Opening Time:

   The temple is open from 8.00 a.m. to 11.00 a.m. and 5.00 p.m. to 7.30 p.m. The visitors are advised to contact the temple administration in advance.


   Sri Ramanathaswami Temple, Ramanatheeswaram, Tirukannapuram-609 704, Tiruvarur District


   91-4366 - 292 300, 291 257, 94431 13025

General Information:

   Sage Agasthya appears worshipping Lord Kasi Bhairava in the prakara.? It is said that this Bhairava was installed by Sage Agasthya.? It is noteworthy that Tirukannapuram temple of Lord Sowriraja Perumal, one of the 108 Divya Desas is a little away from this temple.? Thus the devotees have the double choice of worshipping both Lord Shiva and Lord Vishnu conveniently at the same time


   Devotees pray seeking pardon for wrongs committed by them and for relief from adverse planetary aspects.? They perform Rudra Homa for relief.? Pregnant women pray to Mother Ambica for safe delivery

Thanks giving:

   Devotees perform abishek to Lord and Mother and offer vastras

Greatness Of Temple:

   A king ruling this region then, prayed to Lord Shiva for child boon and performed a yajna.? Through His voice, Lord assured the king that Ambica would be his daughter.? When the king set out on hunting, he found four female children, brought up them as his own daughters.? They were Shiva devotees by their very nature.? When they attained age, king begged Lord to marry them.? Lord was happy to grant king?s wish.? They are the Ambicas in four places ? Sarivar Kuzhali in this temple, Vaaitha Tirukuzshal Nayaki in Tiruchengattangudi, Karundhar Kuzhali in Tirupugalur and Vandar Kuzhali in Tirumarugal.

Temple History:

   Lord Sri Rama had to kill Ravana and his army to rescue Mother Sita from his captivity.? To relieve Himself from the doshas he incurred, He worshipped Lord Shiva in Rameswaram and proceeded to Ayodhya.? On the way, He found a Shiva Linga under a Shenbaga tree and was ready to perform a puja.? Nandhi the bull vehicle of Shiva took Rama as an ordinary human and prevented Rama to go close to the Linga.? Ambica pulled Nandhi and helped Rama to perform Shiva Puja.? Rama was happy and returned to Ayodhya after the Shiva puja.? Lord Shiva is praised here as Rama Natheswarar

Special Features:

   Miracle Based:?Lord is Swambumoorthy here.?

*Sources from Dinamalar.com

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